Each symbol in the nine squares of this stone represents a numerical value. Try to identify the numerical value of each shape.
What is the sum of the three numbers represented in the top row? the middle row? the bottom row?
From left to right, the symbols represent 5, 10, and 3 in the top row; 4, 6, and 8 in the middle row; and 9, 2, and 7 in the bottom row.
The numbers represented in any given row, column, or diagonal line on this stone add up to 18. One reason these shapes may have been included with the phrase “What-E’er Thou Art Act Well Thy Part” is that if any of these shapes were rearranged or if their values changed, the rows and columns on the stone would no longer add up to 18 in every direction.
Isn't that cool? Each one of us is important!